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Actress Saoirse Ronan is born

Saoirse Una Ronan is an Irish and American actress. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, three Academy Award nominations, and four British Academy Film Award nominations. She was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and in Time's Next Generation Leaders list.

Actress Jennifer Morrison is born

Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, producer, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time. She also has portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother.

Actress Shannen Doherty is born

Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, and television director. She is known for her roles as Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Heather Duke in Heathers, Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed.

Television host David Letterman is born

David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. Letterman was ranked seventh on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. Letterman is also a television and film producer. His company, Worldwide Pants, produced his show as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and several prime-time comedies.

"Rebecca" premieres in Miami, Florida

Rebecca is an American romantic psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding, aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson and George Sanders in supporting roles.

Composer Herbie Hancock is born

Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the post-bop sound. He has had many songs "cross over" and achieve success among pop audiences. His album River: The Joni Letters won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1994

Saoirse Ronan

born 1987

Brendon Urie

born 1979

Claire Danes